【Teaser Trip】Hiroshima / Lifelong Sports: Tennis, Baseball and Japan’s Universal, National Radio Exercise!?
What we'll do
This is Episode 6 of the 8-part series of Naruho-Do! Japan.
In Japan, people over 65 years old currently account for about 30% of the population. The aging of the population is a serious problem. In response to this, local governments are offering a variety of sports classes to encourage citizens to live healthy and energetic lives, and each citizen is also trying to maintain their health on their own. In today’s series, we will focus on a unique exercise program from the radio, familiar with the youngest to the oldest Japanese citizen, as well as two popular sports in Japan: tennis and baseball.
Thank you Hiroshima Team for a wonderful and unique tour.
The tour must be a great help for visitors to Japan to understand what sports they love and how they enjoy them.
It was fun to join the tour. Tour was very well-organized. I felt like I was in Hiroshima. Before the tour I could see some of the sites in Hiroshima with very enjoyable song.
I hope to join the real tour with you.
- Price per person (tax included)
- 1,100 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 10 people
- Hosted in English
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- Things you need to know before the tour
-The teaser trips will be held using Zoom meetings.
-Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone,
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1Let’s Move Our Body to the Radio!
We will introduce you to the exercise program invented in Japan in the 1920s. It is done at schools, in offices, at factories throughout Japan, and even on the castle ground (??) in my hometown.
We will move to a tennis court and show how Japanese seniors enjoy playing tennis. We will also introduce “Soft Tennis,” which was developed when Japan was not as affluent as it is today and is still popular among junior and senior high school students.
People in Hiroshima are well known for enthusiastic fans of the local professional baseball team, “Hiroshima Toyo Carp” being established in 1949, four years after the atomic bombing. Why the Hiroshiman have loved the Carp so much? You will find the reason here in today.
4Small Japanese Lesson
Today’s Japanese lesson is “Daijobu,” which means “I’m OK!” and “I’m all right.”
We’re Hiroshima Locals!!
We’re Hiroshima Locals!! Aren’t you interested in Japanese real life? How are Hiroshima locals leading their lives? We will whisper you “naruhodo” (I’ve got it) in Japan, bringing YOU 8 different “REAL” Japanese daily lives at 2 p.m. every Wednesday (JST) as follows: Episode 1: Waste, how complicating!! (Jul. 21) / Episode 2: Awesome Foundation of Japan: Rice and Water (Jul. 28) / Episode 3: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Shimanami Kaido Cycling (Aug. 4) / Episode 4: Taking Care of Ancestors (Aug. 11) / Episode 5: Unique Japanese Vending Machines! (Aug. 18) / Episode 6: Lifelong Sports: Tennis, Baseball and Japan’s Universal, National Radio Exercise!? (Aug. 25) / Episode 7: Dos and Don’ts in Japan (Sep. 1) / Episode 8: Tiny Houses and Compact Life (Sep. 8) / In addition, at the end of each episode, you will get to know a useful Japanese/Hiroshima phrase and its setting for surviving in Japan. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!!